Will Jaw Implants Give Me The Male Model Look?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in jaw implants to give me a more defined jawline. I can see from your computer imaging that adding the chin implant to the jaw angle implants really does make a difference. I have a couple questions. Are the implants silicone? Do the size and type of the implants determine how chiseled my face would look? I’m trying to get as close to the ‘male model’ look as possible. I’m not sure if any other procedures would make as much of a difference as these.
A: Chin and jaw angle implants (jaw implants) are made of either Medpor or silicone material and I have used both extensively. However I much prefer silicone because implants made of this material can inserted much easier, shaped intraoperatively much better if needed and are far easier to revise/remove if needed. A good saying about silicone facial implants is…easy in, easy out and easy back in if needed.
The size and the shape of the implants play a major role in the look of the final jawline result, provided one has a fairly lean facial look to start. The thicker the overlying soft tissues are, the less defined the outline of the implants becomes.
Dr. Barry Eppley